Area history, Jan. 7, 2014

Area history, Jan. 7, 2014

On Jan. 7:

In 1914, Illinois defeated Indiana, 35-6, in a game played at the university gymnasium. The visitors were comparatively weak, their playing was not clean, and they were penalized very often for fouling the Illinois squad, the Champaign Gazette reported.

In 1964, bids will be taken Feb. 1 for a new city building and police station in Urbana, to be built on South Vine Street, at the site of the fire station now under construction, according to Mayor Stanley Weaver.

In 1999, the latest issue of American Libraries, a publication of the American Library Association, named the Urbana Free Library 18th among libraries in communities of 10,000 to 99,999. "We have very, very high circulation per capita," said library director Fred Schlipf. "We have incredible traffic in this building."

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